Esquire esquire.com 04 Aug, 2022 16:45 am

Why Nobody Needs Good Neighbours

Why Nobody Needs Good Neighbours
Is there anything more dispiriting than an unscheduled "pop-in" from next door?

I don’t know her well enough to mention it.If someone I don’t know approaches me on the street in London, I assume they’re either after my iPhone or about to tell me a fabricated story about potentially missing their daughter’s school play because someone stole their wallet and they don’t have the bus fare to get there.Except at regular intervals strange cars trundle down the driveway and people I don’t know get out of them.“I don’t know,” he replies cheerily.

When you literally have more space around you, you become less protective of your own space.We moved from London to Cumbria only 24 hours earlier.

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